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Publications in 2023


Alther, R., Krähenbühl, A., Bucher, P., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Optimizing laboratory cultures of Gammarus fossarum (Crustacea: Amphipoda) as a study organism in environmental sciences and ecotoxicology. Science of The Total Environment, 855, 158730.

Altermatt, F., Carraro, L., Antonetti, M., Albouy, C., Zhang, Y., Lyet, A., Zhang, X., & Pellissier, L. (2023). Quantifying biodiversity using eDNA from water bodies: General principles and recommendations for sampling designs. Environmental DNA, 5(4), 671–682.

Blackman, R. C., Walser, J., Rüber, L., Brantschen, J., Villalba, S., Brodersen, J., Seehausen, O., & Altermatt, F. (2023). General principles for assignments of communities from eDNA: Open versus closed taxonomic databases. Environmental DNA, 5(2), 326–342.

Brantschen, J., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Contrasting strengths of eDNA and electrofishing compared to historic records for assessing fish community diversity and composition. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, cjfas-2023-0053.

Carraro, L., Blackman, R. C., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Modelling environmental DNA transport in rivers reveals highly resolved spatio-temporal biodiversity patterns. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 8854.

Cereghetti, E., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Spatiotemporal dynamics in freshwater amphipod assemblages are associated with surrounding terrestrial land use type. Ecosphere, 14(3), e4469.

Chapman, M., & Deplazes‐Zemp, A. (2023). ‘I owe it to the animals’: The bidirectionality of Swiss alpine farmers’ relational values. People and Nature, 5(1), 147–161.

Chapman, M., Eppinga, M. B., De Scisciolo, T., & Mijts, E. N. (2023). Pre-University engagement and education for sustainable development in Aruba: The Academic Foundation Year. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Couton, M., Viard, F., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Opportunities and inherent limits of using environmental DNA for population genetics. Environmental DNA, 5(5), 1048–1064.

Couton, M., Hürlemann, S., Studer, A., Alther, R., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Groundwater environmental DNA metabarcoding reveals hidden diversity and reflects land‐use and geology. Molecular Ecology, 32(13), 3497–3512.

Couton, M., Studer, A., Hürlemann, S., Locher, N., Knüsel, M., Alther, R., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Integrating citizen science and environmental DNA metabarcoding to study biodiversity of groundwater amphipods in Switzerland. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 18097.

Czyż, E. A., Schmid, B., Hueni, A., Eppinga, M. B., Schuman, M. C., Schneider, F. D., Guillén-Escribà, C., & Schaepman, M. E. (2023). Genetic constraints on temporal variation of airborne reflectance spectra and their uncertainties over a temperate forest. Remote Sensing of Environment, 284, 113338.

D’Odorico, P., Schuman, M. C., Kurz, M., & Csilléry, K. (2023). Discerning Oriental from European beech by leaf spectroscopy: Operational and physiological implications. Forest Ecology and Management, 541, 121056.

Deplazes-Zemp, A. (2023). Beyond Intrinsic and Instrumental: Third-Category Value in Environmental Ethics and Environmental Policy. Ethics, Policy & Environment, 1–23.

Deutsch, S., Keller, R., Krug, C. B., & Michel, A. H. (2023). Transdisciplinary transformative change: An analysis of some best practices and barriers, and the potential of critical social science in getting us there. Biodiversity and Conservation.

García Criado, M., Myers-Smith, I. H., Bjorkman, A. D., Normand, S., Blach-Overgaard, A., Thomas, H. J. D., Eskelinen, A., Happonen, K., Alatalo, J. M., Anadon-Rosell, A., Aubin, I., Te Beest, M., Betway-May, K. R., Blok, D., Buras, A., Cerabolini, B. E. L., Christie, K., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Forbes, B. C., […], Iturrate-Garcia, M., […], Schaepman-Strub, G., … Virkkala, A.-M. (2023). Plant traits poorly predict winner and loser shrub species in a warming tundra biome. Nature Communications, 14(1), 3837.

Geissberger, S., & Chapman, M. (2023). The Work that Work does: How intrinsic and instrumental values are transformed into relational values through active work participation in Swiss community supported agriculture. People and Nature, 5(5), 1649–1663.

Gonzalez, A., Vihervaara, P., Balvanera, P., Bates, A. E., Bayraktarov, E., Bellingham, P. J., Bruder, A., Campbell, J., Catchen, M. D., Cavender-Bares, J., Chase, J., Coops, N., Costello, M. J., Dornelas, M., Dubois, G., Duffy, E. J., Eggermont, H., Fernandez, N., Ferrier, S., […], Krug, C.B., […], Schaepman-Strub, G., … Wright, E. (2023). A global biodiversity observing system to unite monitoring and guide action. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Graf, L. V., Gorroño, J., Hueni, A., Walter, A., & Aasen, H. (2023). Propagating Sentinel-2 Top-of-Atmosphere Radiometric Uncertainty Into Land Surface Phenology Metrics Using a Monte Carlo Framework. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 16, 8632–8654.

Gupta, A., Figueroa H., D., O’Gorman, E., Jones, I., Woodward, G., & Petchey, O. L. (2023). How many predator guts are required to predict trophic interactions? Food Webs, 34, e00269.

Heim, R. J., Iturrate‐Garcia, M., Reji Chacko, M., Karsanaev, S., Maximov, T. C., Heijmans, M. M. P. D., & Schaepman‐Strub, G. (2023). Deciduous Tundra Shrubs Shift Toward More Acquisitive Light Absorption Strategy Under Climate Change Treatments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 128(9), e2023JG007657.

Ho, H., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Associating the structure of Lepidoptera‐plant interaction networks across clades and life stages to environmental gradients. Journal of Biogeography, jbi.14776.

Ho, H.-C., Altermatt, F., & Carraro, L. (2023). Coupled biological and hydrological processes shape spatial food-web structures in riverine metacommunities. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 11, 1147834.

Hueni, A., Mason, K., & Trim, S. (2023). Uncertainty Support in the Spectral Information System SPECCHIO. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 16, 2668–2680.

Joswig, J. S., Kattge, J., Kraemer, G., Mahecha, M. D., Rüger, N., Schaepman, M. E., Schrodt, F., & Schuman, M. C. (2023). Imputing missing data in plant traits: A guide to improve gap‐filling. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 32(8), 1395–1408.

Keck, F., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Management of DNA reference libraries for barcoding and metabarcoding studies with the R package refdb. Molecular Ecology Resources, 23(2), 511–518.

Keck, F., Brantschen, J., & Altermatt, F. (2023). A combination of machine‐learning and eDNA reveals the genetic signature of environmental change at the landscape levels. Molecular Ecology, 32(17), 4791–4800.

Keck, F., Couton, M., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Navigating the seven challenges of taxonomic reference databases in metabarcoding analyses. Molecular Ecology Resources, 23(4), 742–755.

Knüsel, M., Borko, Š., Alther, R., Salussolia, A., Flot, J.-F., Altermatt, F., Fišer, C., & Stoch, F. (2023). Phylogenetic structure and molecular species delimitation hint a complex evolutionary history in an Alpine endemic Niphargus clade (Crustacea, Amphipoda). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 306, 27–36.

Komossa, F., Mariño, D., Michel, A. H., & Purves, R. S. (2023). Find the one you like! Profiling Swiss parks with user generated content. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 100673.

Kopp, E. B., Niklaus, P. A., & Wuest, S. E. (2023). Ecological principles to guide the development of crop variety mixtures. Journal of Plant Ecology, 16(6), rtad017.

Krug, R. M., & Petchey, O. L. (2023). Microxanox: An R package for simulating an aquatic MICRobial ecosystem that can occupy OXic or ANOXic states. SoftwareX, 24, 101539.

Le Moigne, A., Randegger, F., Gupta, A., Petchey, O. L., & Pernthaler, J. (2023). Stochasticity causes high β‐diversity and functional divergence of bacterial assemblages in closed systems. Ecology, 104(4), e4005.

Li, C., Czyż, E. A., Halitschke, R., Baldwin, I. T., Schaepman, M. E., & Schuman, M. C. (2023). Evaluating potential of leaf reflectance spectra to monitor plant genetic variation. Plant Methods, 19(1), 108.

Li, F., Zhang, Y., Altermatt, F., Yang, J., & Zhang, X. (2023). Destabilizing Effects of Environmental Stressors on Aquatic Communities and Interaction Networks across a Major River Basin. Environmental Science & Technology, 57(20), 7828–7839.

Li, Y., Schmid, B., Schuldt, A., Li, S., Wang, M.-Q., Fornoff, F., Staab, M., Guo, P.-F., Anttonen, P., Chesters, D., Bruelheide, H., Zhu, C.-D., Ma, K., & Liu, X. (2023). Multitrophic arthropod diversity mediates tree diversity effects on primary productivity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 7(6), 832–840.

Limberger, R., Daugaard, U., Gupta, A., Krug, R. M., Lemmen, K. D., Van Moorsel, S. J., Suleiman, M., Zuppinger‐Dingley, D., & Petchey, O. L. (2023). Functional diversity can facilitate the collapse of an undesirable ecosystem state. Ecology Letters, 26(6), 883–895.

Liu, Y., Cheng, J., Schmid, B., & Sheng, J. (2023). Aridity shifts the difference in carbon uptake and storage between wooded and pure grasslands from positive to negative. Science of The Total Environment, 861, 160614.

Luo, S., Phillips, R. P., Jo, I., Fei, S., Liang, J., Schmid, B., & Eisenhauer, N. (2023). Higher productivity in forests with mixed mycorrhizal strategies. Nature Communications, 14(1), 1377.

Martini, J., Walther, F., Schenekar, T., Birnstiel, E., Wüthrich, R., Oester, R., Schindelegger, B., Schwingshackl, T., Wilfling, O., Altermatt, F., Talluto, M. V., Singer, G., & Vitecek, S. (2023). The last hideout: Abundance patterns of the not‐quite‐yet extinct mayfly Prosopistoma pennigerum in the Albanian Vjosa River network. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 16(2), 285–297.

Miura, T., Tokumoto, Y., Shin, N., Shimizu, K. K., Pungga, R. A. S., & Ichie, T. (2023). Utility of commercial high‐resolution satellite imagery for monitoring general flowering in Sarawak, Borneo. Ecological Research, 1440-1703.12382.

Oester, R., Dos Reis Oliveira, P. C., Moretti, M. S., Altermatt, F., & Bruder, A. (2023). Leaf-associated macroinvertebrate assemblage and leaf litter breakdown in headwater streams depend on local riparian vegetation. Hydrobiologia, 850(15), 3359–3374.

Peller, T., Guichard, F., & Altermatt, F. (2023). The significance of partial migration for food web and ecosystem dynamics. Ecology Letters, 26(1), 3–22.

Pernthaler, J., Krempaska, N., & Le Moigne, A. (2023). Small‐scale spatial beta diversity of bacteria in the mixed upper layer of a lake. Environmental Microbiology, 25(10), 1847–1859.

Premate, E., Borko, Š., Altermatt, F., & Fišer, C. (2023). Context‐dependent evolution of high trophic position drives functional disparity in subterranean crustaceans. Functional Ecology, 37(9), 2523–2534.

Reader, M. O., Eppinga, M. B., de Boer, H. J., Damm, A., Petchey, O. L., & Santos, M. J. (2023). Biodiversity mediates relationships between anthropogenic drivers and ecosystem services across global mountain, island and delta systems. Global Environmental Change, 78, 102612.

Reji Chacko, M., Oehri, J., Plekhanova, E., & Schaepman-Strub, G. (2023). Will current protected areas harbor refugia for threatened Arctic vegetation types until 2050? A first assessment. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 55(1), 2203478.

Reji Chacko, M., Altermatt, F., Fopp, F., Guisan, A., Keggin, T., Lyet, A., Rey, P.-L., Richards, E., Valentini, A., Waldock, C., & Pellissier, L. (2023). Catchment-based sampling of river eDNA integrates terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity of alpine landscapes. Oecologia, 202(4), 699–713.

Ross, S. R. P. ‐J., Petchey, O. L., Sasaki, T., & Armitage, D. W. (2023). How to measure response diversity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 14(5), 1150–1167.

Sato, Y., Takahashi, Y., Xu, C., & Shimizu, K. K. (2023). Detecting frequency-dependent selection through the effects of genotype similarity on fitness components. Evolution, qpad028.

Schneider, A. S., Knüsel, M., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Assessment of occurrence, diversity, and biomass of macroinvertebrates in Swiss groundwater systems using citizen science data. Subterranean Biology, 46, 147–164.

Schneider, F. D., Longo, M., Paul‐Limoges, E., Scholl, V. M., Schmid, B., Morsdorf, F., Pavlick, R. P., Schimel, D. S., Schaepman, M. E., & Moorcroft, P. R. (2023). Remote Sensing‐Based Forest Modeling Reveals Positive Effects of Functional Diversity on Productivity at Local Spatial Scale. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 128(6), e2023JG007421.

Schnyder, E., Bodelier, P. L. E., Hartmann, M., Henneberger, R., & Niklaus, P. A. (2023). Experimental erosion of microbial diversity decreases soil CH 4 consumption rates. Ecology, 104(12), e4178.

Schnyder, E., Bodelier, P. L. E., Hartmann, M., Henneberger, R., & Niklaus, P. A. (2023). Do temporal and spatial heterogeneity modulate biodiversity–functioning relationships in communities of methanotrophic bacteria? Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 185, 109141.

Schuh, L. A., Santos, M. J., Schaepman, M. E., & Furrer, R. (2023). An Empirical Bayesian Approach to Quantify Multi-Scale Spatial Structural Diversity in Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sensing, 15(1), 14.

Schuman, M. C. (2023). Where, When, and Why Do Plant Volatiles Mediate Ecological Signaling? The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 74(1), 609–633.

Shimizu-Inatsugi, R., Morishima, A., Mourato, B., Shimizu, K. K., & Sato, Y. (2023). Phenotypic variation of a new synthetic allotetraploid Arabidopsis kamchatica enhanced in natural environment. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, 1058522.

Staddon, S., Byg, A., Chapman, M., Fish, R., Hague, A., & Horgan, K. (2023). The value of listening and listening for values in conservation. People and Nature, 5(2), 343–356.

Stefanini, C., Csilléry, K., Ulaszewski, B., Burczyk, J., Schaepman, M. E., & Schuman, M. C. (2023). A novel synthesis of two decades of microsatellite studies on European beech reveals decreasing genetic diversity from glacial refugia. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 19(1), 3.

Stockenhuber, R., Akiyama, R., Tissot, N., Milosavljevic, S., Yamazaki, M., Wyler, M., Arongaus, A. B., Podolec, R., Sato, Y., Widmer, A., Ulm, R., & Shimizu, K. K. (2024). UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8–Mediated UV-B Response Is Required Alongside CRYPTOCHROME 1 for Plant Survival in Sunlight under Field Conditions. Plant And Cell Physiology, 65(1), 35–48.

Veryard, R., Wu, J., O’Brien, M. J., Anthony, R., Both, S., Burslem, D. F. R. P., Chen, B., Fernandez-Miranda Cagigal, E., Godfray, H. C. J., Godoong, E., Liang, S., Saner, P., Schmid, B., Sau Wai, Y., Xie, J., Reynolds, G., & Hector, A. (2023). Positive effects of tree diversity on tropical forest restoration in a field-scale experiment. Science Advances, 9(37), eadf0938.

Walker, T. W. N., Schrodt, F., Allard, P.-M., Defossez, E., Jassey, V. E. J., Schuman, M. C., Alexander, J. M., Baines, O., Baldy, V., Bardgett, R. D., Capdevila, P., Coley, P. D., Van Dam, N. M., David, B., Descombes, P., Endara, M.-J., Fernandez, C., Forrister, D., Gargallo-Garriga, A., … Peñuelas, J. (2023). Leaf metabolic traits reveal hidden dimensions of plant form and function. Science Advances, 9(35), eadi4029.

Wienhues, A., Luuppala, L., & Deplazes-Zemp, A. (2023). The moral landscape of biological conservation: Understanding conceptual and normative foundations. Biological Conservation, 288, 110350.

Willemin, R., & Backhaus, N. (2023). “The pesticides burned the grass and the know-how”: Farmers’ oral history and chemoethnography of Swiss Jura slowly violent waterscapes. Geoforum, 147, 103875.

Wipf, S., Michel, A. H., Walder, D., Poelsma, F., Anderwald, P., Cruickshank, S. S., Jaroszynska, F., Rossi, C., & Backhaus, N. (2023). Boost in Visitor Numbers Post COVID-19 Shutdown: Consequences for an Alpine National Park. Mountain Research and Development, 43(2).

Wuest, S. E., Schulz, L., Rana, S., Frommelt, J., Ehmig, M., Pires, N. D., Grossniklaus, U., Hardtke, C. S., Hammes, U. Z., Schmid, B., & Niklaus, P. A. (2023). Single-gene resolution of diversity-driven overyielding in plant genotype mixtures. Nature Communications, 14(1), 3379.

Xu, C., Sato, Y., Yamazaki, M., Brasser, M., Barbour, M. A., Bascompte, J., & Shimizu, K. K. (2023). Genome-wide association study of aphid abundance highlights a locus affecting plant growth and flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana. Royal Society Open Science, 10(8), 230399.

Zemlianskii, V., Ermokhina, K., Schaepman‐Strub, G., Matveyeva, N., Troeva, E., Lavrinenko, I., Telyatnikov, M., Pospelov, I., Koroleva, N., Leonova, N., Khitun, O., Walker, D., Breen, A., Kadetov, N., Lavrinenko, O., Ivleva, T., Kholod, S., Petrzhik, N., Gunin, Y., … Plekhanova, E. (2023). Russian Arctic Vegetation Archive—A new database of plant community composition and environmental conditions. Global Ecology and Biogeography, geb.13724.

Zhang, H., Mächler, E., Morsdorf, F., Niklaus, P. A., Schaepman, M. E., & Altermatt, F. (2023). A spatial fingerprint of land-water linkage of biodiversity uncovered by remote sensing and environmental DNA. Science of The Total Environment, 867, 161365.

Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., Li, F., & Altermatt, F. (2023). Fishing eDNA in One of the World’s Largest Rivers: A Case Study of Cross-Sectional and Depth Profile Sampling in the Yangtze. Environmental Science & Technology, 57(51), 21691–21703.

Zheng, Z., Schmid, B., Zeng, Y., Schuman, M. C., Zhao, D., Schaepman, M. E., & Morsdorf, F. (2023). Remotely sensed functional diversity and its association with productivity in a subtropical forest. Remote Sensing of Environment, 290, 113530.

Zong, S., Brantschen, J., Zhang, X., Albouy, C., Valentini, A., Zhang, H., Altermatt, F., & Pellissier, L. (2023). Combining environmental DNA with remote sensing variables to map fish species distributions along a large river. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, rse2.366.

Zosso, C. U., Ofiti, N. O. E., Torn, M. S., Wiesenberg, G. L. B., & Schmidt, M. W. I. (2023). Rapid loss of complex polymers and pyrogenic carbon in subsoils under whole-soil warming. Nature Geoscience, 16(4), 344–348.

Zu, P., García‐García, R., Schuman, M. C., Saavedra, S., & Melián, C. J. (2023). Plant–insect chemical communication in ecological communities: An information theory perspective. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 61(3), 445–453.